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An American Christmas with Norman Rockwell

The most beloved American illustrator of the 20th century always portrayed life as he wished it would be. And so it was that Norman Rockwell was most at home portraying the ideal family Christmas often with direct connections to Dickens and the English Yuletide Tradition. A bounty of Christmas posters, magazine covers, cards and even Norman Rockwell Christmas gifts will keep you entertained throughout. Your American-born Accredited Lecturer Charles Harris shares his own experiences of the ideal American Christmas from sleigh rides and ice-skating in the woods to trimming the tree and wondering how Santa got down the chimney. Light and lively Christmas fare!


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This was a really soft and gentle message to us all that Christmas can be like the times we enjoyed as children - family, food and simple fun. Thank you

Sheila Cox Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:54 Permalink

This was super. Rockwell really captured the true spirit of Christmas. Can’t wait for the rest of the windows to open.

Sandra Mantella Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:29 Permalink

Loved it.

Dorothy Collins Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:46 Permalink

I do like Rockwells work.

Diana Davies Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:40 Permalink

Day 3


Janet McIntosh Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:36 Permalink

A most informative talk.

Lesley Evans Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:30 Permalink

Like a fireside chat! Loved it.

Liz Woods Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:29 Permalink

I hadn't realised what a wonderful artist he was.

Anne Stott Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:20 Permalink

Thank you to all those making these very enjoyable presentations. I am also learning more each day.

sandrawhiteley… Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:13 Permalink

What an absolutely lovely talk! It brought back so many memories of Xmas in my childhood. We need more Norman Rockwells to remind this consumer society of what pleasures a simple Xmas can bring. Thank you Artvent!

Sue Halewood Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:12 Permalink